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"The Commandments of R&B Drumming" is a historical and in-depth study of R&B drumming, from soul to funk to hip-hop. Topics include practice tips, developing the funky bass drum and hi-hat, creating and playing with loops, and what are considered the Ten Commandments of Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop (the top ten recordings from each era). This book not only pays homage to the R&B drummers of the past, but gives the reader a fortune of invaluable information both in history and playing.The newly revised 10th anniversary edition book features updated information and loads of new photos and album artwork throughout. It includes a play-along CD featuring various styles of R&B, and also includes an R&B history tree. 160 pages covering every imaginable angle, nook, and cranny of R&B!Voted #1 Educational Drum Book in the Modern Drummer Magazine Readers Poll!
Learn to play the most legendary drum beats and solos ever recorded! This book is your essential guide to the biggest & best drummers to ever grace the instrument, the music they played, the gear they used, and the drummers that influenced them. Pick up your copy today!Includes: Authentic transcriptions and easy-to-follow lessons for 85 of the most legendary beats and solos ever recorded. Insight into the history and development of Funk, Alternative/Punk Rock, Metal, Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Jam Band, Fusion, Jazz, and Reggae plus a listing of essential recordings for each genre . An audio CD containing all the beats and solos presented in the book. Dozens of amazing photos. Over 250 pages!Drummers include: Travis Barker * Carlton Barrett * Carter Beauford * Jason Bittner * John Bonham * Danny Carey * Billy Cobham * Tré Cool * Stewart Copeland * Lowell "Sly" Dunbar * Jon Fishman * Mickey Hart * Topper Headon * Bill Kreutzmann * Gene Krupa * Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste * Keith Moon * Vinnie Paul * Neil Peart * Mike Portnoy * Buddy Rich * Max Roach * Chad Smith * John "Jabo" Starks * Ringo Starr * Clyde Stubblefield * Lars Ulrich * Dave Weckl * Tony Williams ...and more!
Discover the rich traditions, history, origins, and pioneering artists of exciting drum styles from around the globe. Learn the characteristic rhythms and techniques used in some of the world's most remarkable music. All the music in this book is arranged for the drum set and will enlighten every drummer—from beginners to advanced players.Volume 1 of this series features the diverse music from six distinct parts of the world. From the catchy rhythms of Cuba to the complex patterns of India, this book will give you all the tools you need to infuse your playing with a new and unique flavor. An MP3 CD with hours of music is included to demonstrate all the examples in the book.
Portraits in Rhythm Complete Study Guide
The Portraits in Rhythm Study Guide contains a detailed analysis of the fifty snare drum etudes from Portraits in Rhythm. These observations and interpretations represent many years of performing and teaching. As with all music, there is no one interpretation; however, I hope these suggestions spark an interest in each student to develop a greater insight into a composer's musical intentions. As this text is studied and applied to each etude, I expect these newly learned skills will carry over into other compositions and performances. The first 25 etudes originally appeared in Modern Drummer Magazine, and I wish to thank Ron Spagnardi for his cooperation in releasing them for publication. This publication contains an analysis of the entire 50 etudes in one volume.
Discover the heartbeat of music in this 560 page full color coffee table book. Sticks 'n' Skins is dedicated to late drumming photographer Lissa Wales and opens with a tribute to her work. Illuminating the eclectic world of drumming over the past 70 years, the book features never-before-seen photos and stories of legendary artists including Louie Bellson (Benny Goodman), Steve Gadd (Barbra Streisand), Jim Keltner (Bob Dylan), Hal Blaine (Elvis Presley), Ginger Baker (Cream), Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), David Garibaldi (Tower of Power), Anton Fig (Late Night with David Letterman), Nigel Olsson (Elton John), Chad Smith (The Red Hot Chili Peppers), and many more. Sticks 'n' Skins is not only visually inspiring with its stunning photos, but also preserves the legacy of the drumming community. Sure to become a music lover's collector's item, this extraordinary book offers fans young and old a new perspective on some of the biggest names in music history.
Practical Studies Trumpet, Book 2 continues the lessons introduced in book 1 and develop new techniques and rhythms that will challenge students. By using slightly more advanced material, this book will help fully develop general musicianship and a greater understanding of style and interpretation and ultimately serves to provide a great foundation for musicians as they progress to solo material.
101 Rhythmic Rest Patterns for Drums
Division of measure includes counting rest values as well as note values. A mistake in counting note values while playing is heard and corrected by the instructor, but counting rest values is a silent business and difficult at times for the instructor to detect just where the mistake was made, or who made the mistake. 101 Rhythmic Rest Patterns will help solve that problem, as the unison feature will enable the instructor and the whole ensemble to count aloud all in unison, on any or all rest patterns until each rest pattern is perfect.
The only true method for teaching percussion based on the Common Elements Approach. Absolutely essential information for all teachers. A new day of teaching percussion has just begun. Perfect for your college percussion methods class. Already adopted by colleges and universities across the nation.
Teaching Percussion, which includes a free 2-DVD set with over 7 hours of footage, continues to set the standard in percussion instrument methods texts. Providing a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of percussion education, technique, and performance, this text helps students develop musical understanding and performance skills. The text's consistent and detailed philosophy introduces students to a refined teaching methodology, as well as a greater understanding of the learning process, by integrating contemporary concepts about experiential awareness learning.
Rhythmic Training Instructional Book By Robert Starer. Instructional book. 86 pages. A continuation of Basic Rhythmic Training, this collection of progressive rhythmic drills is designed to increase a music student's proficiency in executing and understanding Rhythm. The exercises begin very simply and proceed to more complex meters, beat divisions and polyrhythms. The book can be used as a supplement to any method, or as a drill book for the musician who wishes to solidify and expand his/her rhythmic abilities.
Rhythmic Training Workbook Student Workbook. By Robert Starer. A continuation of Basic Rhythmic Training, this collection of progressive rhythmic drills is designed to increase a music student's proficiency in executing and understanding Rhythm. The exercises begin very simply and proceed to more complex meters, beat divisions and polyrhythms. The book can be used as a supplement to any method, or as a drill book for the musician who wishes to solidify and expand his/her rhythmic abilities.
Basic Rhythmic TrainingThis book assumes no prior knowledge and begins with elementary rhythmic notation. It provides a comprehensive understanding of basic rhythm and its components: the beat, pulse, time signatures, notes, rests, syncopation. For general music classes and private instruction. Assures better, quicker sight-reading, ear-training, rhythmic proficiency, and introduction to music dictation.
Method Book More Basic in Rhythm
By Garwood Whaley. 48 pages. Published by Meredith Music.
Includes eight units dealing with metric modulation, mixed meter, artificial rhythmic groups, dotted rhythms, poly rhythms and more. Each unit concludes with a rhythm duet.
Method Book Basics in Rhythm with CD
By Garwood Whaley. 48 pages. Published by Meredith Music.
A collection of short, graduated studies for teaching or learning to read rhythms. Exercises cover all fundamental rhythms, meters, and mixed meters. Ideal as a supplement or primary reading method. Now even better with the addition of a demonstration CD showcasing the exercises featured in the book. Useful for any instrument or voice.
Method Book Haskell W. Harr Drum Method This best-selling instruction book was developed to meet the needs of the young student aspiring to become a drummer in the school band or orchestra. Book 1 spans 52 lessons and includes: Rudiments Study of various time figures found in every day playing Care and maintenance of drumsAnd more!
Building on the lessons from Book 1, Book 2 covers 26 rudiments and contains additional studies in various time signatures utilizing the 26 rudiments.
Method Book Essential Musicianship for Band - Ensemble Concepts for Percussion This book is designed to assist directors in helping their ensembles acquire maximum performance skills while increasing overall musicianship. Every aspect of ensemble development is covered, and each concept is presented in developmental order. These exercises may be used at any stage of ensemble development except the beginner level. Basic performance skills are introduced individually, and then combined for more advanced practice.
The Complete History of the Leedy Drum CompanyThis is the fascinating story of professional drummer, inventor, and industrialist Ulysses Leedy and his apartment-based drum company that went on to become the world's largest manufacturer of percussion equipment. Features many photos and diagrams documenting the company's interesting history.
Zildjian: A History of Cymbal Makers [Softback]Filled with never-before-seen photos, memorabilia and recollections from legendary drummers, this book tells the exciting story of the world's most popular cymbal company of the occasion of its 375th anniversary, from its beginnings in 17th-century Turkey to today. Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Max Roach, Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts, Dennis Chambers, Steve Gadd and Neil Peart are among the many great innovators who have crashed, splashed, choked, gonged and ridden Zildjians to make music history on some of the most ground-breaking recordings of this century.See what these stars and the Zildjian family today have to say about these premium cymbals so rich in history
Method Book Zildjian: History of Cymbal Makers - Hardback
Method Book The Cymbal Book
By Hugo Pinksterboer. 212 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
The Cymbal Book is the first book of its kind. It details the 5000-year history and development of these fascinating instruments. Based on visits to all the major cymbal manufacturing companies and interviews with the world's leading drummers, journalist and drummer Hugo Pinksterboer has created a well-documented and readable book, featuring over 200 photos and a 16-page color photo section. It covers topics such as selection and testing, acoustics, ideas for set-ups, cleaning, and repair, and much, much more. Whether read for enjoyment or used as a specific reference guide, The Cymbal Book will answer every question on this subject.
Method Book Simple Steps to Successful Snare Drumming
This book includes the following, which will help develop beginning snare drummer’s technical and musical ability in a simultaneous manner:
• A logical and progressive warm-up sequence for classroom or individual study • A 25-week step-by-step process that provides long-term goals • Quick tips that make each step more meaningful
The warm-ups and technique exercises in Simple Steps to Successful Snare Drumming have played an important role in the success of the author, Kennan Wylie’s students while providing a foundation for one of the premier percussion programs in the United States.
Method Book Simple Steps to Successful Mallets and more Percussion
This book offers a creative and innovative approach to teaching keyboard percussion as well as many other various percussion instruments.
• A CD provides recorded accompaniments that coordinates fun music with each step at realistic tempos • Over 20 percussion intruments are intoduced and used in examples • Many various sized short ensemble selections • All musical selections can be simultaneously played with those found in Simple Steps to Successful Snare Drumming.
Method Book Simple Steps to Successful Beginning Percussion
Finally, a complete book that covers it all for the beginning percussionist. This comprehensive percussion curriculum will provide the beginning student with a basic foundation for becoming a well rounded percussionist. This book is a combination of both Simple Steps books, which provide the most innovative approaches to help the beginning percussionist develop technique, rhythm, and ensemble awareness in a simultaneous manner. It includes many photos, descriptions, and musical exercises which can be played together simultaneously.
The Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method Books combine music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, interdisciplinary/multicultural studies with a strong performance-centered approach. The result of this combination is the most complete band method available.Features of this book includes:
The General Music 5 Minute Theory Book by Mark Wessels is an excellent way to help teach students the very basic fundamentals of music and is great in either a classroom setting or private teaching.
Method Book 5 Minute Theory By Mark Wessels
The Musician's Toolbox By Nick PetrellaIt is rare to find an easy to read, highly informative collection of helpful hints and creative ideas in one publication, but The Musician's Toolbox by Diane and Nick Petrella is such a find. Divided into sections focused on teaching, learning, performing, general and health and wellness, the 111 tools, each of which includes suggested projects to put the tools into action, are practical action-oriented activities that will stimulate the growth of every musician. This is a publication you'll keep going back to when you want to restart your engine.
Percussion DiscussionDennis DeLucia's Percussion Discussion.Published by Row-Loff Publications.